Principal Communications Consultant

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    Bristol, S. W. England, England

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    Oliver Hurved

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    11 months ago

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Principal Communications Consultant

Bristol - Permanent

Eligibility for Security Clearance is Essential

Paying up to £90,000

Due to consistent growth and workload, my client is looking to recruit talented and motivated Communications Engineering Consultant with strong technical expertise. You will be responsible for successfully applying technical knowledge and innovation to the development of current and future military-specific communications systems. Systems include SatComs, RF, Line of Site, Beyond Line of Site, Mobile Technologies or management systems.

You will be working to help their clients deliver major UK communications and information systems, you will use your technical knowhow and skills to advise, formulate and de-risk procurement options. This will include engaging directly with clients, stakeholders and industry to gather information and shape views using technical evidence, analysis and sound judgement.

What's in it for the Principal Communications Consultant?

  • Working for a recognised company with an excellent reputation
  • Excellent benefits package including contributory pension, Life Cover, income protection and much more
  • Competitive Salary
  • Working in a company who invest in their team (including certifications & subscriptions)
  • Excellent Career Development opportunities
  • You will be working within industry leading teams and people

Essential Skills for the Principal Communications Consultant:

  • Hold SC clearance (or be eligible for SC)
  • Experience of leading a team of technical experts
  • Existing knowledge of current satellite technology and systems
  • Strong knowledge and experience of the engineering development life cycle, along with the associated system engineering and system integration activities appropriate to communication systems
  • Skilled in identifying emergent issues and risks around architectural approaches and technology maturity and supply.
  • Excellent communication skills as will presenting and liaising with clients, key stake holders and industry experts.
  • Experience of working on military programmes is desirable.
  • Being a chartered engineer would be an advantage

Specific responsibilities are likely to include:

  • Engage with customers and stakeholders to derive a programme scope and identifying key areas of technical activity for reducing programme risk.
  • Assessing and integrating ideas and advice from other subject matter experts to provide balanced, independent and robust recommendations.
  • Collaborate with other areas of our business to identify and drive forward opportunities in the area of communications.
  • Provide consultancy advice to relevant customers and stakeholders undertaking design and test activities to ensure that requirements are met.
  • Undertake technical studies and coherent programmes of work to enable industry to define, de-risk and explore technical solutions and options.
  • Conducting technical evaluations of industry proposals.
  • Plan your team's work and report to Project Manager on progress.
  • Lead technical reviews.
  • Travel to military and vendor sites within the UK and potentially overseas.


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Company Culture

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